Pavillon style loftContemporary Dining Room, Toronto
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Build over what’s already there. This bijou French library and micro lounge is another example of how a new floor area can be constructed to sit over existing rooms. Here, the designers reduced the height of the bathroom ceiling to create space above it for a mini loft. Part of the motivation, as well as to add living space, was to create architectural interest in a previously plain interior. The construction alone does that — especially with the monochromatic paintwork to accentuate the lines — but additional details, such as the wall niches for display, and a new window, add yet more dimension. And no space has been wasted, as the barrier doubles as a bookcase.The stairs are particularly clever: Half of each tread has been designed to float, so as not to block the sight line.